Fifteenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2022 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/22
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.
  6. **CHANGE FOR 2023** Nominations will close in Fall 2023 (final nominations in September issue) to allow for a longer voting time and magazine mailing.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY 2022: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - Nov. 20, 2022; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 10, 2022. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.

You can nominate your Cow of the Year in the Pulsator or Midstates. Deadline: November 20.




District meetings are a chance to get together on a local level to learn what is going on in the industry and connect with your local breeders. Hopefully we will have several state representatives attend the meetings. Mark your calendars with the date. Specific location and time will be distributed from each district secretary or return here for details.

Monday, November 14 South Central District
12 Noon at Ava Lions Club Building,
N. Side of Square on Jefferson St., Ava
We will have taco bar, bring your drinks.

Monday, November 14 Southeast District
7 PM, Delmonicos Restaurant, Jackson, MO, Exit 99

Tuesday, November 15 Northeast Central District
12 Noon, George's Pizza and Steak House, 5695 Clark Lane, Columbia, MO

Tuesday, November 15 Northwest District
Attending either WC or NE District Meetings.

Wed., November 16 West Central District
Noon at Bee's Knees Ale House
106 W Jasper, Versailles, MO

Thursday, November 17 Southwest District
12 Noon, Heady BBQ
573 Elm St, Republic, MO 65738



Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 9, 2022 and sent to Katie Wantland. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Katie for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Katie Wantland at 417-872-5543 or Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Applications on Junior page. Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!



January 20 - 21, 2023
Oasis Hotel & convention Center, Springfield, MO

**Tentative Convention Schedule**

Details and registration form will be listed in the Pulsator Magazine. Here are the events that are planned for Friday & Saturday

SCHEDULE, Friday, January 20

  • Friday AM Missouri Dairy Breakout sessions and visit with Vendors
  • Noon Luncheon Speaker
  • Friday PM Missouri Dairy Meeting and Development Session
  • Afternoon MHA Committee Meetings
  • Princess and Miss Interviews
  • Evening Missouri Dairy meal and social
    All-Breeds Cornhole Fundraising Tournament
    All-Breeds Awards Ceremony
    All-Breeds Silent Auction

SCHEDULE, Saturday, January 21

  • 9:00 AM Missouri Holstein Board of Directors Meeting
  • 9:00 AM Missouri Junior Holstein Association (MHA) Princess / Little Miss Interviews
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Junior Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Holstein Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Brown Swiss Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Ayrshire Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Guernsey Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Jersey Cattle Club Annual Meeting


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2025 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 then click on the 2025 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. check back for form. Entries will be due February 1, 2023. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2025 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader


Women In Dairy

November 9, Wednesday

Lavender Production, Nathaniel Green, Springfield.

Have you ever wanted your own personal source of lavender at home? There are varieties that flourish in SWMO when planted at the right time and in the right location. Come learn all you need to know to be a successful lavender grower on November 9th!

Kelly McGowan, MU Field Specialist in Horticulture, will host and share recent results of her current lavender research. Lunch is provided.

Please RSVP here on Facebook or call Barry co extension at 417-847-3161.

Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or

Fall PULSATOR - New Format, what do you think?

NEXT AD DEADLINE - November 20!
This issue will be feature Cow of the Year nominations state convention details. So, be sure to get your ad space reserved right away!

Exiting New Addition

You will notice, this issue is much thicker than our past issues. This is because we are including a center section called “Midwest Holsteins.” This section features advertisers and happenings from associations and breeders all across the Midwest and is included in other state’s publications as well. Breeders had the option to advertise in this section, or remain in our magazine only. We encourage you to read through it and check it out as we are using this issue as a trial run for it. It may be included in up to three issues a year. Our magazine still remains the same surrounding this section as an “outer wrap.”

This issue also includes lots of show results from this year. Make sure to congratulate your local youth on an outstanding job. There was a lot of young people out showing this year and that is an extremely positive thing for our industry. Also, we extend a thanks to all the sponsors who help to make each of these shows a success!
Shannon, Jenna and Jodi

Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
To view the Fall 2022 Pulsator PDF Click here

Don't forget to nominate your 2022 Cow of the Year in the December Issue!

If you are interested in advertising your farm, cattle, or business contact Shannon Kleiboeker ASAP for details on the multi-issue rates. We are excited about uniting the Missouri dairy industry! Want to know more how you can get your association's information included FREE be sure to contact Shannon.

December is our State Convention / Expo issue!

The December issue will be full of information regarding state convention meetings and the dairy expo. So be sure to include your advertisement as you reach ALL of Missouri's dairymen.

Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?

No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

Deadline for the next issue is November 20!

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker or 417-737-2876
Jenna Wilson

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (Rainfall Index) program - Deadline to signup Dec. 1

Pasture, Rangeland, and forages cover approximately 55 percent of all U.S. land. Forage grows differently in different areas, so it's important for farmers and ranchers to know which types and techniques work best for their region. The following insurance program is available for Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF).

PRF is an area-based plan of insurance that uses a rainfall index to determine losses and trigger indemnities. It is important for ranchers and farmers to understand that payments are not based on individual rain gauges on their farm or a single weather station. Online tools are available to assist producers to determine how well the program correlated with their past forage production on the RMA

For More Info: For more information regarding these programs, contact a qualified Crop Insurance Agent.

or Missouri Extention Information on PRF

Northeast Missouri Production Sale
Friday, October 14, 2022: Sale Summary

NEMO SALE RESULTS: The Northeast Missouri (NEMO) Registered Holstein Production Sale was held October 14th in Memphis, Missouri. Sale average was $2177 on 24 live animal lots.

Topping the sale at $3000 was two lots. A just fresh 3-year old Addison from Clifford Oberholtzer purchased by Leslie Zimmerman. A springing red Appleway due in November back to EX93 Siemers Destry Sunny-Red consigned by Mike Hackmann and purchased by Clifford Oberholtzer.

The breeders of Northern Missouri work hard putting on this sale every year to provide a great opportunity to consign and purchase quality Registered cattle! Congratulations


AFTER APRIL 14, 2022 LATE FEE of $10/Membership applies
Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually
for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members
- $25 additional to receive Pulsator Magazine (per family)
- $5 additional to receive Mid-States News Magazine (per family)

1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
       members or additional magazines) = $25
3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
4. Associate Members = $25
5. Junior Members = $5 each
6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

Click on Image below to enlarge


Three options to pay your Membership:
1. Download, Print & Mail Form
2. Pay through PayPal. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
Email for an invoice
3. OR Submit through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2022 Missouri Membership List - By District


Dairy Margin Program

USDA Opens 2023 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program Oct 17, 2022 - Dec. 9, 2022

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2022
Rates for 2022:
- January Rate: 11.54. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.98. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 11.55. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- April Rate: 12.29. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- May Rate: 12.51. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- June Rate: 11.92. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- July Rate: 9.92. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- August Rate: 8.08 Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.42 per cwt
- September Rate: 8.62. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.88 per cwt.



Nov. 6-7 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY

November 9 Women in Dairy: Lavender at Nathaniel Green, Springfield

November 14-17 State District Meetings (See locations and times above)

November 20 Cow of the Year Nomination Deadline

November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 1 USDA-RMA: Pasture, Rangeland, Forage program deadline

December 9 Dairy Margin Covereage Enrollment ends for 2023

December 9 MO Holstein Junior Award Deadline


January 20-21 State Convention, Springfield

January 27 MO Dairy Hall of Honors meeting and awards presentation, Columbia

February 1 2025 MO Holstein Futurity Entries Due

February 10 March Pulsator Deadline

March Classification for Missouri

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Ryan Bilyeu
Phone: 417-838-1093

Vice President
Scott Wilson

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
John Schoen


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Substituting - Steve Peterson


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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